Joel B. Newberry, 74, of Lodi, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 27, 2013. He was born on May 21, 1939 in Barberton, to Ernest B. and Nettie M.( Langford) Newberry and lived most of his live in the Lodi area.
Mr. Newberry was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Baptist Temple in Akron. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed baking for his family.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandy (Bobby) Fearer; sons, Joel (Diane) Newberry, Terry (Carol) Newberry; grandchildren, Jessee, Jamie, Chandra, Kyle, Ashlee, Danny and Tyler; great grandchildren, Benton, Chaz, Lilee, Cabella, Cora and Baileigh; and sisters, Beatrice Wilson, Barbara Rusnak, Christine Bolen and Cheryl Dozer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara; and great granddaughter, Zoe Sophia.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 11 A.M., at the Parker & Son Funeral Home, 210 Medina St., Lodi. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lodi. Visitation will be Monday, July 1, 2013, from 5 until 9 P.M., at the funeral home.
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